8 March 1996

Helps at hand to end dead finger

WHITE/DEAD finger is a disorder caused by exposure to high levels of vibration from hand-held power tools.

Banbury-based company Seton offers a glove which, it claims, helps reduce vibration levels reaching the hand, hence lowering the risk of dead finger.

The Zorber glove is a standard nitrile-coated glove in most respects. Where it differs is that in its palm is a "Visco-elastic" pad, designed to absorb vibration.

Price of the Zorber glove is £15.50 a pair (0800-585501).